THE MASTER

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM 2012 -

(Paul Thomas An­der­son)

It looks a lot like a study of Scien­tol­ogy’s ori­gins, but An­der­son’s fol­low-up to There Will be Blood has more uni­ver­sal themes at its heart: trauma, power, sub­li­mated sex­u­al­ity. Philip Sey­mour Hoff­man and Joaquin Phoenix are ex­em­plary as guru and semi-at­tached dis­ci­ple.

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